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Rhymes for Young Ghouls2013

  • 3.8
An eye-catching feature about a teenage, Aboriginal and revenge-seeking drug-dealer. At Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation in 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of sixteen must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At fifteen, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her "truancy tax", keeping her out of St.Dymphna's. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight... and Mi'gMaq don't run.

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Visually wonderfully imaginative and beautifully shot, especially the flashbacks, ghosts and comics. The story starts out compelling but soon has all the sophistication and subtlety of a 1930s melodrama or a Soviet propaganda movie. Relentlessly bleak, depressing and angry. Many of the period details are not believable, especially the music.